Rutherford County Delegation, Department of Education Announce Critical Growth Funds

WGNS Radio, March 5, 2018

State Representative Tim Rudd (R-Murfreesboro), State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna), State Representative Bryan Terry (R-Murfreesboro), State Representative Dawn White (R-Murfreesboro), and the Tennessee Department of Education today announced that Rutherford County Schools and Murfreesboro City Schools have both received district growth funding to support education initiatives in Rutherford County.

Specifically, Rutherford County Schools received $2,415,000 and Murfreesboro City Schools received $667,000. This funding is a direct result of a Republican-led effort to not only fully fund education in Tennessee but also provide $18 million to cover school district growth.

These significant investments in many Tennessee school districts will allow growing schools to maintain necessary resources so that they can continue offering quality education for our state’s young leaders.

“As we prepare our young Tennesseans for successful lives, it is important that our teachers have all the resources they need to educate our growing student population,” said Representative Rudd.

“As a long time education advocate, I am pleased to see that Rutherford County schools are receiving these much needed funds. We must continue to fight for our teachers and students as our community continues to grow,” said Representative Sparks.

With the growth in Rutherford County and Murfreesboro, additional resources are needed for our students. I am honored and proud to be a part of the effort to secure these important investments in our schools,” said Representative Terry.

“Rutherford County has seen tremendous growth over the last several years, and our education system, business-friendly climate, and distinct communities will continue to attract many,” said Representative White. “These funds will assist our schools in continuing to maintain the exceptional education offered to the students of our community.”

This funding has been so well received by parents, education officials, and teachers that Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam added another $18 million in growth funds to his proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget.

Tim Rudd is a member of the House Insurance & Banking Committee and the House State Government Committee, as well as the House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee. Rudd lives in Murfreesboro and represents House District 34, which includes part of Rutherford County. He can be reached by email at Rep.Tim.Rudd@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-2804.

Mike Sparks serves as Vice-Chair of the House Calendar & Rules Committee. He is also a member of the House Insurance & Banking and House Business & Utilities Committees, as well as the House Business & Utilities Subcommittee. Sparks lives in Smyrna and represents House District 49, which includes part of Rutherford County. He can be reached by email at Rep.Mike.Sparks@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-6829.

Bryan Terry, MD serves as Chairman of the House Health Subcommittee, as well as a member of the House Health and Civil Justice Committees. He lives in Murfreesboro and represents House District 48, which includes the eastern half of Rutherford County. Terry can be reached at Rep.Bryan.Terry@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-2180.

Dawn White is a member of the House Business and Utilities Committee, the House Education Administration and Planning Committee, and the House Education Administration and Planning Subcommittee. She lives in Murfreesboro and represents House District 37, which includes a part of Rutherford County. White can be reached atRep.Dawn.White@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-6849.

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